Responsible Tourism Day 2017

Photo This week our attention turns to London, host city of World Responsible Tourism Day which takes place Wednesday, November 8. What’s new? November 7 – Responsible Tourism Fringe Networking https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/responsible-tourism-fringe-networking-tickets-39052985531 We are delighted to be hosting this year’s Responsible Tourism Networking Fringe event at the Good Hotel. First, because the hotel is an inspiring …

#rtcities

#rtcities = Responsible Travel in Cities Embedded Tweets Next Monday and Tuesday: Nevada Bicycle and Pedestrian Summit https://t.co/9ispa4IV4Z #nvbikeped #rtcities#simasbicicletas @nevadadot pic.twitter.com/kG4X4gPar0 — planetanews (@planetanews) November 7, 2017 For friends in #MexicoCity – April 29 is the National Day of Botanical Gardens https://t.co/10iaCLCstc #rtcities #wildmexico #iy2017 @JBUNAM pic.twitter.com/Ow74O2GFO1 — Ron Mader (@ronmader) April 28, 2017 …

Overtourism in Protected Areas

Webinar: What is overtourism in protected areas and what can we do about it?, November 3, 2017. Speakers: Emeritus Prof. Steve McCool (University of Montana), Mr. Jon Kohl (PUP Global Heritage Consortium) Rising visitor use levels in tourism destinations over the last several years have caught residents and managers off-guard, leading to potentially significant social and biophysical impacts. This condition has been …

Slow Travel

Photo: Monte Albán, Oaxaca Think smart, travel slow – Planeta.com Tagline Take time to enjoy the experience, visit people and savor places. Slow travel is a breath of fresh air for everyone who has “been there…done that” and wants something deeper. Our suggestion: take a deep breath and slow down. Get to know the locals …

Colibri Ecotourism Award

As part of the global celebration of World Environment Day, Planeta.com presented the Colibri Ecotourism Award from 2000-2010. Currently we’re focusing efforts on staying in contact with Colibri winners via the social web. ‘Colibri’ means ‘hummingbird’ in Spanish. Winners include Steve Bridger, Gerhard Buttner, Hector Ceballos-Lascurain,Jorge Chàvez de la Peña, Fernando Garcia Aguinaco, Verena Gerber, Marlene Ehrenberg, …

Overtourism

Buzzwords Overtourism = Questions What are examples of overtourism? What are strategies employed by destinations and regional authorities to avoid overcrowding? What are strategies for visitors to avoid overcrowded places? Essay Having seen the overcrowding in person at Zion National Park over the past decade, I wonder if we are satisfied with the communication about …

Exploring Sustainable Tourism

Poster: Ron Mader, How do you define sustainable tourism? As part of our series exploring tourism definitions, we ask readers how you define sustainable tourism. Comments welcome below. The notion that tourism could be “sustainable” is part of the dialogue on sustainable development, critical in 2017, the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. The goal is …

World Tourism Day 2017

Poster September 27 is World Tourism Day. Planeta.com has celebrated World Tourism Day for 20 years! We applaud the work of friends in the hospitality sector. You inspire us a billion billion times. Happy World Tourism Day 2017. Hashtags: #WTD2017, #DíaMundialdelTurismo, #WorldTourismDay What are your plans for World Tourism Day? 2017 World Tourism Day Some background. The …